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Series: Faith: How to Get It and Grow It
Dr. Stan Coffey
I want to speak to fathers but also speak to everyone today from God's Word. I've been talking about faith for the last two Sundays and we are going to continue that theme for several more Sundays because Jesus said, "According to your faith, so be it unto you." Not according to finances or fame or fortune, but according to your faith, so be it unto you. So that puts us all on level ground, because all of us can have faith. We are all on the same starting line. We can all have faith. God has dealt a measure of faith to every person, the Bible says. Faith is a premium in the kingdom of God. If you want to please God, the Bible says that you must believe that He is and He is a rewarder of them that diligent seek Him. I don't know anything that would take more faith then to be a father, to be the father and the man God wants us to be.
I remember several years ago when quiche was first discovered by Texans and somebody said, "Real men don't eat quiche." Well, the Bible has a lot to say about what a real man is and this Psalm has a lot to say about what a real man say and somebody is well said, "You can be born a male, but it takes maturity to be a man." Somebody else said that you are only young once but immaturity can last forever.
Joshua said, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." I think that's what a real man is, someone who can make that statement and stick to it.
Someone was visiting a little village and they asked the question, "Have you had any famous men who were born here?" They said, "No, only babies." Great men are not born, they are made.
Notice Psalm 128. "Blessed is everyone that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine hous ...
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